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Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters
WFMZ ^

Posted on 01/17/2014 6:43:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania's voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said the requirement that was the centerpiece of Pennsylvania's embattled 2012 voter identification law places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.

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KEYWORDS: pa; pavoterid; voterfraud; voterid
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Impeach these judges!
1 posted on 01/17/2014 6:43:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

This enables subversion of the election. Traitor!


2 posted on 01/17/2014 6:44:57 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Red in Blue PA

Let me guess. Democrat appointment, right?


3 posted on 01/17/2014 6:44:59 AM PST by Missouri gal
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To: Red in Blue PA
Impeach these judges!

Gingrich said that a half of a dozen "scalps" would send a message to every activist judge. Impeach and remove.

4 posted on 01/17/2014 6:45:02 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think there should be the same requirements for voting as for buying a gun. Identical.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 6:45:07 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good grief. I guess, we’re going to need a constitutional amendment requiring a valid photo ID to vote.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 6:45:16 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You know, I often hesitate to support action in opposition to stuff like this, but when judges consistently overturn voters, they are pushing their part of the pie.

Judges, stop using your positions to over-rule laws.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 6:47:09 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Missouri gal

Judges are elected in Pennsylvania, usually not appointed, unless it’s to fill a term.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 6:47:27 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So does a Concealed Carry Permit (ID) place to great a burden on the fundamental right to keep and bear arms? Seems like the exact same logic applies.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 6:47:36 AM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I surprised he doesn’t rule that it is unreasonably burdensome to make them fog a mirror...

The country has gone insane. It is a dead republic walking.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 6:48:04 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Red in Blue PA
The decision paves the way for an expected appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

let it BE!

11 posted on 01/17/2014 6:48:28 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A DEMOCRAT judge, of course. These folks know no limits to their corruption. They must really be worried about the 2014 election.

PS - And I thought this had already been successfully litigated in Pennsylvania. I guess they will forever be finding new judges to come up with further decisions to delay.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:04 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Jack Black

Nail on the head post.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:29 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Where’s the burden? You go to your county seat, stand in line for two minutes, get your photo taken, and get handed a laminated card (hopefully with a bar code). It’s no more difficult than the actual process of voting itself! Sheesh.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:43 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Red in Blue PA

“....places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.”

But having to be carded for buying alcohol, tobacco, medication, aren’t “unreasonable burdens”. This is the dumbest excuse ever. Not that they can or would come up with a better reason.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:54 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Red in Blue PA; AlexW; WVKayaker; Mark17
How do you burden a right ?

THIS, imo, is the direct result in consulting with foreign law to establish American law.

How?

THEY speak Latin, and everything in law is described and explained in Latin, so that we must hire a foreiegn speaking person to translate a matter into English.

I can tell you right now that many people garble thoughts in the process of processing thoughts.

Case in point;

My wife is Filipina and throws away food that to her, is 'broke' ...

Bananas I allow to ripen for banana bread was thrown away because they were 'broke'

16 posted on 01/17/2014 6:50:09 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_McGinley

Looks like they elect them in PA. He should be voted out of office and recalled if possible. Hard to believe this idiot was elected in 1946. He must be a Democrat.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 6:50:41 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I hope the judge has his identity stolen.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 6:51:54 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Why the hell do you need a photo ID for? Voting is free for all unless you are White Racist Republican Protestant/Catholic Gun Nut.

http://watchdog.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/12/McGinley.jpg

19 posted on 01/17/2014 6:53:15 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This applies to the 2nd amendment too, right???


20 posted on 01/17/2014 6:57:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

MORE FRAUD


21 posted on 01/17/2014 6:57:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Bender2

Vote early, vote often


22 posted on 01/17/2014 6:57:53 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: fhayek

Where’s the burden? You go to your county seat, stand in line for two minutes, get your photo taken, and get handed a laminated card (hopefully with a bar code). It’s no more difficult than the actual process of voting itself! Sheesh.


How about we put the ‘client’s’ photo on their EBT card?

We have every ‘disenfranchised person’ with a photo ID free of charge.

We plug a huge hole in welfare fraud.

A win win for the taxpaying citizens


23 posted on 01/17/2014 6:58:53 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Red in Blue PA
Don't get me wrong; I don't for a minute think that an argument-any argument-will dissuade these fascist bastards from their manifest course to dismantle this great nation.
That been said, has anyone made the case in these courts that the people have a right to vote but nobody has a right to cheat?
24 posted on 01/17/2014 6:59:43 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is no “fundamental right to vote” no more than there is a fundamental right to drive, get a bank account, or have a job, all of which you need to have ID for.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 7:00:33 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Darn Progressive Judges!


26 posted on 01/17/2014 7:04:10 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, it would suppress voting 110% Democrat in many precinct of Philly. What we really need for U.S. voters is that finger stuck in indelible ink that the Iraqi voters do. An added bonus, dead people don’t have working fingers.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 7:04:37 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Red in Blue PA

More bogus votes, eh, Judge ?


28 posted on 01/17/2014 7:05:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Red in Blue PA
places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.

Who defines 'unreasonable'? How does HE define unreasonable?

Surely, as circumstances change (rampant voter fraud) this issue must be fluid and we must be allowed to make requirements to keep the process pure. Sorry...I meant....to clean up the festering fumarole that is the voting process.

And yeah...he's a DemocRAT. And quite the elitist too.

29 posted on 01/17/2014 7:05:05 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Mandela knew better.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 7:05:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: coloradan

A vote can harm a lot more people than any individual’s gun.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 7:06:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ZULU
Hard to believe this idiot was elected in 1946

Yep, sure is hard to believe.
Actually, this idiot was born in 1946.

32 posted on 01/17/2014 7:06:31 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Jack Black
So does a Concealed Carry Permit (ID) place to great a burden on the fundamental right to keep and bear arms?

Not a great burden but it is clearly an infringement.

33 posted on 01/17/2014 7:06:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Tenacious 1

Most of these laws carry “provisional ballot” language allowing anyone to cast a vote without ID,

and the provisional ballots will only be looked at if the margin is less than the number of uncounted ballots.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 7:08:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Daveinyork
Judges are elected in Pennsylvania...

He has something to gain in the results. This guy pulled a "Kagan"... he should have recused himself, but didn't.

35 posted on 01/17/2014 7:08:20 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well then! I don’t need an ID to buy a gun, either!

Right?


36 posted on 01/17/2014 7:08:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Missouri gal

Let me guess. Democrat appointment, right?

-———****

Partial correct in that he is a democrat, but elected back in 1981 to a lower court and elected
to his current court in 1987. He was re-elected in 2008 with his current term to expire in 2017.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 7:09:13 AM PST by deport
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To: maine yankee
How about we put the ‘client’s’ photo on their EBT card? We have every ‘disenfranchised person’ with a photo ID free of charge. We plug a huge hole in welfare fraud. A win win for the taxpaying citizens

Great idea.

38 posted on 01/17/2014 7:11:10 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Not a great burden but it is clearly an infringement.

Clearly an infringement, vis-a-vis the 2A... but a great burden as well, since CC permit presupposes the purpose of weaponry is personal protection, hunting and target practice.. and ignoring its primary and intended purpose.

39 posted on 01/17/2014 7:11:23 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Making sure judges were leftist was job one from day one.


40 posted on 01/17/2014 7:14:03 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Missouri gal

Democrat elected.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 7:16:37 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: Tenacious 1
There is no “fundamental right to vote” no more than there is a fundamental right to drive . . .

And while we're at it, stop infringing on my fundamental right to buy beer. Old enough to be a grandfather, and they card me to make sure I'm old enough. Don't you have to be 18 to vote? How do we know you're 18?

Ignore and impeach.

42 posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:38 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m sure they have their timing right to affect 2014 elections. This is sooooo wrong on sooooo many levels.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:48 AM PST by Kenny
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I Need I.D. To Sign In To An Obamacare Exchange
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44 posted on 01/17/2014 7:33:27 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What’s the problem? Philadelphia has 109% voter turnout without requiring ID.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 7:34:28 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: MrB

Bad votes can do much more damage collectively, but the odds that a single vote will make a difference is slight, because so few elections are decided by only one vote. It happens, though. My point is that if showing an ID is too burdensome, or “intimidating” a requirement for voting, it’s also too burdensome, or intimidating, to require for gun purchases. There is a right to vote, and there is a right to buy guns, and criminals and illegal aliens aren’t supposed to do either one. (So, you’ve got to check, right?)


46 posted on 01/17/2014 7:36:27 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Ignore the ruling. Enforce the law anyway. Or -

From Article 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution

Commonwealth Court

Section 4.

The Commonwealth Court shall be a statewide court, and shall consist of the number of judges and have such jurisdiction as shall be provided by law.

- make this voter law outside the jurisdiction of the courts.

47 posted on 01/17/2014 7:39:09 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Daveinyork

Many Judges are elected in Washington State as well but they always run unopposed and no one knows much about any of them except for what is written in a voter guide which of course is written by them.

Election of judges is a joke.

There should be citizen panels for judicial oversight that are elected who are tasked to review judicial performance and have the power to initiate recall or impeachment proceedings.


48 posted on 01/17/2014 7:46:25 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"....2012 voter identification law places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote." multiple times for 'Rats
49 posted on 01/17/2014 7:48:54 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: VRW Conspirator
...a half of a dozen "scalps" would send a message to every activist judge. Impeach and remove.

Tar and feathers would work too.

50 posted on 01/17/2014 7:51:04 AM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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